ALBANY’S “PRIORITIES” FOR END OF SESSION: TIME FOR JOB-KILLING MICROSTAMPING MANDATE, BUT NO TIME FOR JOB-CREATING LEGISLATION
As session winds down, Leader Kolb calls for debate and votes on legislation that would grow New York’s private sector and strengthen the state’s business climate; says microstamping mandate will drive away firearm manufacturers, cost New York more private sector jobs.
“With just six days left in this year’s Legislative Session, instead of debating and voting on bills that will grow New York’s economy and make our state more competitive, pro-gun control downstate Members are pushing a microstamping mandate that will drive up the cost of lawful gun ownership and drive firearm manufacturers and more private sector jobs out of New York. Is the Assembly discussing the proposed 45 percent Thruway toll hike that will hurt the trucking industry and drive up prices for consumers? No. Is the Assembly debating unfunded mandate relief and assuming the entire local share of Medicaid costs to protect local governments and taxpayers? No. Is the Assembly voting on a package of bills I introduced to jump-start job creation and build an innovation economy? No. Yet, the Assembly has no problem wasting time on a job-killing, Second Amendment infringing microstamping mandate. We should be discussing, debating and voting on bills that will get New York’s economic engine – the private sector – out of second gear and ensure the Empire State is actually open for business.”